Keano Angelo D. Sereño
January 17, 2013
To Father A City
Congressman Bem is a man on a mission. His quest is to make a better evolution of Tacloban City. He seeks the welfare of the city just like how he, as a father seeks the betterment of his family in his own home. He is a good father to his own family, but the question is, will he be fit to father the citizens of Tacloban? I say yes. Here’s why. Congressman Florencio “Bem” Noel, the Representative of the An Waray Party List, runs for mayorship in Tacloban City. He started from a macroscopic area of responsibility and now Congressman Bem Noel narrows down to his home, Tacloban City, to augment the city’s growth. He had an option to go up in the ranks of politics; but he chose to want nothing but the best for his own home. Modeling him to become a Father
“We were raised well. Comfortable but not well-off… we were properly educated and values were taught the way they should be…” Cong. Bem Noel stated. Seeing him in his home with a light and joyful mood with his sons and his way is a clear indication that Cong. Bem Noel indeed grew up in a well-developed family(in terms of relationship, education and faith) and decided to bring these values up now to his own family. For college, he went to the University of Santo Tomas. Competence, Commitment and Compassion are three of UST’s Thomasian values that were instilled in Cong. Bem Noel’s personality. What a great way to add up to the values taught by his family. “I was exposed and taken in by a fraternity brotherhood in 1998. I was exposed to the world of politics… it introduced me to not just the world but the people comprising it” the congressman verbalized. Another set of values was probably added to him the moment he joined the brotherhood. This is like getting new Lego pieces to add up to whatever structure you are building. This was where the spark started. “It (political career) started there (brotherhood) and opened a lot of avenues” he imparted....
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